Emily Howald Sefton

Emily Howald Sefton

Emily Howald Sefton moved to the Twin Cities after a five-year stint in Chicago, where she perfected the art of creating order amid chaos (also known as magazine deadlines). As a writer and a managing editor for Chicago Social and Chicago Social Weddings, Emily cultivated the appropriate experience to wordsmith her way to Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, where she quickly said "I Do" to the role of Deputy Features Editor and Weddings Editor. Prior to earning a paycheck, Emily earned her masters from Northwestern University and her B.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame. When she’s not busy exploring the nearest wedding venue or the latest workout trend, Emily spends time with her husband, daughter, and mini-labradoodle. You might catch her raving about the Green Bay Packers (Note: She is not, nor will she ever be, a Vikings fan) or teetering in uncomfortably high heels.

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The Morning After

Helpful tips to make the morning after your wedding go off without a hitch.

Vivid Home

It’s not about the newest trends, it’s about the ones that last.

Pattern Play

Think outside the box when picking your china and mix and match playful patterns.

What to Do after the I Dos

Five ways to avoid letting the conclusion of your wedding impact the start of your marriage.

Out in the Open

Clever architectural details and statement-making accents gave this once-disjointed ‘60s rambler some California cool.

A Work of Art

Say "I do" to a dress that makes a romantic statement.

Flower girl laying on the floor of a church
The Art of the Flower Girl

What I learned as a Mother of the Flower Girl.

The Anatomy of an Invitation

Don’t let the many cards of a stationery suite intimidate you. Here’s what you need to know to ready your invite for the post.

In Case of Emergency

Everything you need in your day-of emergency kit.

Name change documents | Photo by Becca Sabot
What's In A Name

Changing your name is easier said than done.

Picture Perfect

Sun-splashed home and airy studio create a soothing respite in white.

Five Ways to Relax

Wedding planning is hard. Pamper yourself.

Best Wishes

Forget the guest book—try a wishing tree.

Joia soda
Recipe for a Welcome Bag that Works

Greet your guests in style with these Minnesotan favorites.

Tips for a Stress Free Wedding Morning

Local bridal experts share advice on how to stay sane the morning of your wedding.


If a lengthy post-wedding vacation doesn’t fit with your schedule or budget, plan a quick retreat for some much-deserved alone time.

A Look Inside Bridal Fashion Week

What we learned from Instagram about bridal fashion week.

Helpful Tech Hints to Stay Sane

Planning a wedding? Here's why technology is your friend.

Plan Your Dream Wedding on a Budget

Five ways to make your wedding shine without breaking the bank.

A real wedding story in Mpls.St.Paul Weddings Magazine
How to Get Your Wedding Published

What you need to do to see your face in a bridal mag.

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